Wii U system software

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The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U home video game console.wikipedia
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It is a graphical shell similar to the Wii's "Wii Menu" and Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu.
The Home Menu is a graphical shell similar to the Nintendo DSi Menu and Wii U Menu for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems.

Nintendo Network

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The WaraWara Plaza is displayed on the TV screen, while the Wii U GamePad screen displays the application icons available for launch; the two screens' display roles can be swapped with the press of a button. The Wii U Menu may also be used to launch applications entirely beyond just gaming: the Miiverse social network which is integrated with all games and applications; the Internet Browser for the World Wide Web; play media through Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, YouTube, and more; download Wii U software and content through the Nintendo eShop; and receive official notifications from Nintendo.
Wii U Chat was deployed in the Wii U's launch day firmware update.

Nintendo eShop

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The Wii U Menu may also be used to launch applications entirely beyond just gaming: the Miiverse social network which is integrated with all games and applications; the Internet Browser for the World Wide Web; play media through Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, YouTube, and more; download Wii U software and content through the Nintendo eShop; and receive official notifications from Nintendo.
Wii Virtual Console games cannot be controlled using the Wii U GamePad, albeit the current versions of the system software support displaying Wii Virtual Console games on the GamePad screen, as if playing any other Wii game.

Wii U

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The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U home video game console.

SpotPass and StreetPass

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The Wii U allows background downloading via SpotPass, either while playing a game or application or in sleep mode.
Content that can be downloaded via SpotPass includes full game and application downloads, firmware updates, patches, and specific in-game content.

Off-TV Play

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While video chatting, only the Wii U GamePad is essentially needed, since the application is compatible with Off-TV Play.
Original Wii games and Virtual Console games were not initially compatible either, although this was changed in the Wii U's September 30, 2013 system update, which allows it, but only through the use of original Wii peripherals as input methods, meaning that the image would appear on Wii U Gamepad screen, but its buttons would not work, requiring the use of Wii Remotes and Wii Nunchuks for button and joystick input.

List of Wii U games

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* List of Wii U games
For a list of non-gaming software on the system, see Wii U system software.

Nintendo optical discs

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It allows launching software stored on Wii U optical discs, applications installed in the internal memory or an external storage device, or Wii titles through the system's "Wii Mode".
The Wii U system software is backward compatible with Wii Optical Discs, but not with GameCube game discs.

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Firmware

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The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U home video game console.

Operating system

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The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U home video game console.

Nintendo

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The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U home video game console.

Home video game console

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The Wii U system software is the official firmware version and operating system for Nintendo's Wii U home video game console.

Integrated development environment

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The system's official integrated development environment, named MULTI and published by embedded software engineering vendor Green Hills Software, is intended for use by Nintendo and its licensed developers in programming the Wii U. Details of the operating system's internal architecture have not been officially publicized.

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The system's official integrated development environment, named MULTI and published by embedded software engineering vendor Green Hills Software, is intended for use by Nintendo and its licensed developers in programming the Wii U. Details of the operating system's internal architecture have not been officially publicized.

Shell (computing)

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It is a graphical shell similar to the Wii's "Wii Menu" and Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu.